• Historic Value of Postage Stamps

    ITS–Postage stamps were initially created as a means to pay the postal service. However, as time passed, it is growing to be an educational and information media. The proclamation of a nation’s independence is often marked ...

  • Bogor Presidential Palace

    ITS–Located about 60 kilometers to the south of Jakarta, at the center of the city of Bogor, the Presidential Palace occupies an area of about 28 hectares, where about 100 big trees, some of which are ...

  • Jogyakarta Sultanate Palace

    ITS–The centuries-old Jogyakarta Palace is not only the residence of the Jogyakarta Sultan, but is also deemed the center of Javanese culture. Built in 1755, by Prince Mangukubumi, later named Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I, the palace ...

  • Zoology Museum

    ITS–The Zoology Museum, also called the Blue Building, was built by a Dutchman, Koningen Bergen, in 1894. The museum, located near Bogor Zoological Garden, stores the specimens of 3,000 animals of various species. Among its collection ...

  • Tampak Siring Presidential Palace

    ITS–Unlike the other five presidential palaces, Tampak SiringPalace is located far from the center of governmental activities. It is the only one which was built after Indonesia gained independence. It is situated at Tampak Siring Village ...

  • Al’ Markaz Mosque

    ITS–The idea to build Al’ Markaz Mosque appeared in early 1989, the brainchild of the late General M. Amir al-Hajj Yusuf.  He thought it was necessary to include a monumental mosque in Ujung Pandang (now Makassar) ...

  • Gadang House

    ITS–The Gadang House is the traditional house of the Minangkabau ethnic tribe in West Sumatra Province. The house is built on stilts and looks like a sailboat from a distance, with its roof made of corrugated ...

  • Raden Saleh Painting

    ITS–Most Indonesian painters are inspired by mythology and spiritualism. But some are also influenced by social reality, as well as an emphaty for the “have not” societies of the world. The pioneer of modern Indonesian art ...

  • Mount Krakatau

    ITS–Mount Krakatau, firmly and gently standing between Java and Sumatera Islands or in Sunda Strait, is one of the most famous volcanoes in Indonesia. It is believed that years ago Mount Krakatau usedto stand 2000 meters ...

  • Golden Snail Theater

    ITS–The Golden Snail Theater is a three dimensional picture theater located in the Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park. A brainchild of First Lady Tien Suharto, it was built entirely by Indonesian architects and inaugurated on April 20th, ...

  • Trikora

    ITS–The History of  West Papua, as a region and not a province, refers to the history of the Indonesian western half of the island of New Guinea and other smaller islands to its west. The eastern ...

  • Bird Park

    ITS–This six hectare Bird Park, which is situated at Taman Mini (The Beautiful Miniature Park of Indonesia), has a distinctive character and attracts visitors with the dome of the park and the extensive collection of birds. ...

  • National Museum

    ITS–The National Museum was the first museum built in Indonesia, strategically located in the center of Jakarta. Its Grecian style is embellished with six pillars painted in white. It is also called the Elephant Building because ...

  • Rencong

    ITS–The Rencong is Aceh’s traditional weapon. It is one of the traditional weapons of the cultural heritage and creation of the Aceh people. The rencong helps give identity to the people of Aceh. For the king ...

  • Al-Ma’shum Mosque

    ITS–Al-Ma’shum mosque is in Medan in the province of North Sumatra. Al-Ma’shum means, “That which is taken care of”.  The mosque was built by the ninth king of Deli sultanate, Sultan Makmun Al-Rasjid Perkasa Alam in ...

  • Mount Tangkuban Perahu

    ITS–The mountain of Tangkuban Perahu in West Java is a volcano which, from distance, looks like a “perahu” (boat) turned upside down. It has three craters, Upas, Domas, and Ratu, which according to experts, took shape ...

  • 1000 Kebaya-Weared Women Called on Loving Indonesia More

    ITS–There are many ways of practicing and expressing our sense of nationalism. One of them is by consitently wearing Kebaya that has served as national women costume and  identity of Indonesia. Kebaya is traditional cloth of ...

  • Malinkundang Folktale

    ITS–Malinkundang is a legend story of the people in West Sumatra, which tells about an arrogant and rebellious child. The story says that a long time ago there lived a widow with her child named Malin ...

  • Tanah Lot Temple

    ITS–The Tanah Lot Temple is one the world’s most famous tourist attractions. Situated on the southern tip of the island, in the village of Beraban, the temple was, according to history, built in the 15th century ...

  • Papua House

    ITS–The tribes in Papua live in traditional houses which are architecturally different from each other. The Asmattribe, who lives near the seashore, resides in four-angled houses, while the Dani tribe, who lives in mountainous areas, resides ...


ITS- After more than five decades, the Asian Games will finally return to Indonesia Next year, the 18th Asian Games will be co-hosted by Jakarta and Palembang, from ...

ITS–As Mount Agung has turned calm, flights to and from Bali begin to get normal. Based on research by the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s Volcanology and Geological ...

ITS–Despite the growth in modern living,  Balineses are well-known in preserving  cultures and traditions. Ngaben, for example, is still performed up today and has been  one of the ...

ITS–US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has sparked anger in many countries. Leaders in Indonesia have joined a global chorus of condemnation of ...

ITS-President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called to bring about a tourism “explosion” to promote Lake Toba, following the achievement of international status of Silangit Airport set to be ...

ITS–Discussion on bridal costume style is triggering in social media due to the upcoming wedding party of President’s  daughter Kahiyang Ayu and her fiancé Bobby Affif Nasution. Netizens ...

ITS–Dea Goesti Rizkita, Indonesia’s representative at the 2017 Miss Grand International event, has managed to make her country proud. On the final night of the event, held in ...

ITS–Mount Agung volcano on the island of Bali  has been ominously rumbling for nearly a month as it threatens a devastating eruption at any moment. The eruption alerts ...

Among the numerous luxuries of the table … coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of ...

ITS–“Wonderful Indonesia” has won Best Tourism Promotion Video in a competition held by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), beating 63 other videos from other UNWTO member ...

ITS–Tourist buses in Paris, France, promote Indonesias tourism brand of “Wonderful Indonesia” for one month, starting September 12 to October 9, 2017. The campaign  features beautiful Indonesian scenery ...

ITS–Made Wijaya, whose name is synonymous with Balinese and tropical garden design, died suddenly on 29 August 2016 during a visit to Sydney. Wijaya started life as an architecture student ...

ITS–The 12th Sanur Village Festival (SVF) 2007 has just hosted succesfully, themed “The New Spirit of Heritage”. Ran from Aug. 9 to 13, the event featured at least ...

The atmosphere of triumph, pride and gratitude were obviously echoing during the ceremony of  21 st anniversary of Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), June 9 th. It ...

ITS–Yesterday, June 1, we celebrated the birth of Pancasila  as the state ideology. The famed speech of founding father and first president Sukarno introducing Pancasila was made on ...

ITS–The third edition of World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism has returned to San Sebastian, Spain. Organized by the United Nations World Tourism Organizations (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary ...

ITS–As ahead of Kartini Day that is going to be commemorated at April 21st, I would like to recall at glance women empowerment  in Indonesia. The women emancipation movement was ...

ITS–Postage stamps were initially created as a means to pay the postal service. However, as time passed, it is growing to be an educational and information media. The ...

ITS–TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking website, has named Bali as the global winner of its 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards for destinations. “Best destination 2017 is Bali, Indonesia. ...

ITS–The North Sumatra administration has just released its 2017 Lake Toba Tourism Calendar, comprising a schedule of cultural events in the Lake Toba area. Tourism Minister Arief Yahya ...